Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #37 SAN MARINO – Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson – “Spirit of the Night”

Well, what more can you say – Valentina is back! Yes, the most famous of Sammarinese singers is back for record-equalling fourth time at Eurovision. She’s accompanied by the American musical singer Jimmie Wilson. Can she make it back to the final once again?

I am sure many, many Eurofans would love to see her back in the final, though having her back at all has been excitement enough. While she’s only qualified once for the final in her three previous attempts, she got very close in 2013 before qualifying in 2014 (the cheer when San Marino’s name was read out as a qualifier was huge!).

This is very much a retro disco number with several key changes (classic Eurovision) and its very uptempo beat will make it stand out. To be completely objective, it does sound rather dated but it’s fun and last year Serhat almost qualified for final with a cheesy disco tune so you never know! It’s great to see her back anyway.

Mum’s reaction: “Not as bad as some of the others”

Official video:

San Marino Eurovision flagSan Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest:

First entered: 2008

Appearances (excluding this year): 7

Best result: 24th in 2014

Last year’s result: 12th in semi-final (Did not qualify)

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